23 August 2010 Military Report

From the Military.com Military Report, update financial news for the military, veterans and their families:

AAFES Fixes Credit Card Billing Errors – A processing error resulted in duplicate charges on credit and debit card transactions for some customers at Army Air Force Exchange Service stores. More…

Benefits and Support for Transition Vets – Have you recently returned from military service? If you’ve served, you’ve earned benefits. Now is the time to take advantage of the benefits VA offers OEF/OIF Veterans. More…

Free Tax Prep Course for Navy – H&R Block is offering a free income tax course for spouses of uniformed service members and wounded warriors. No experience in tax preparation is necessary to enroll in the 11-week course. More…

GI Bill Reform Update – This week Tom Philpott writes in his weekly column, Military Update, that the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Improvements Act of 2010 has made it through the final committee hurdle virtually intact. More…

GI Bill Video Series: GI Bill Then and Now – Over the 66 years since the signing of the original GI Bill, the program has gone through major changes. In the final installment of this important series Terry Howell explains how the Post-9/11 GI Bill has essentially made the old new again. More…

Gulf State VA Loans Offered Forbearance – Some Gulf State veterans may qualify for delayed mortgage payments on VA loans. More…

House-Hunting Tips – Here are some tips when looking to buy a house. More…

New AF Legal Assistance Website – The next time you need a will, power of attorney, or just have a legal question, visit the new Air Force Legal Assistance website, which was recently unveiled by the Air Force Judge Advocate General Corps. More…

New Army Housing Application Process – Installation Management Command has revised application procedures at its 44 stateside privatized housing facilities, providing residents with a “Bill of Rights” and a guarantee of superior customer service. More…

New Veteran Benefits Blog – The new Military Advantage Blog offers Servicemembers, Veterans and their families a great resource for news and information on a wide variety of benefit subjects including changes to state and federal benefits, pay and compensation, health care, seldom used benefits and more. More…

Using Veterans’ Preference – Veterans’ preference hiring laws give those who served in uniform a leg up on others when pursuing federal-government employment. This means veterans receive either a 5-point or 10-point preference, based on where they served and whether or not they are disabled. More…

You Know all Those Life Lessons Mom Told Us About? – Now is the time to put them to use. Did you know that some schools not only accept the GI Bill as payment for school, but they also grant credit for your military service. More…

Find all sorts of news related to the military at the full Military Report.

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Kate Horrell
Kate Horrell is a military financial coach, mom of four teens, and Navy spouse. She has a background in taxes and mortgage banking, and a trove of experience helping other military families with their money. Follow her on twitter @realKateHorrell.